• Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
  • Last Update : 04:00 pm

PM orders precautionary measures for Fani

  • Published at 09:12 pm May 2nd, 2019
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Sheikh Hasina is monitoring the situation round-the-clock from London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London on an official visit, has asked the authorities concerned to take all precautionary measures against the backdrop of cyclonic storm Fani that could hit the coastal belts of Bangladesh Friday afternoon.

“The prime minister has instructed all departments concerned to take all kinds of precautionary steps and remain alert to minimize the losses of lives and property during the cyclonic storm,” her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS on Thursday.

He said the prime minister was also monitoring the situation round-the-clock from London.

The very severe cyclonic storm now lies over the west-central bay and adjoining area and it was 735km southwest of Mongla port and 760 km Southwest of Payra port at 6pm on Thursday.

The maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist danger signal No 7, and Chittagong port No 6, while the Cox’s Bazar port local warning signal No 4, said a Met office bulletin.